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Rim Trail Set 2

2017 May 18
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This is the second set of pictures from the hike along the Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon. 

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Rim Trail

2017 May 16
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While at the Grand Canyon I was able to hike along the rim trail for several miles. The views were beautiful and amazing. You really get a feel for how large the canyon is by walking along it for miles and hardly get anywhere compared to the canyon. It just puts you in awe. 

When I return someday, I hope to be able to hike many more miles of trails that the canyon has to offer, and not just the one. I am very grateful though that I did get the opportunity to see the one. 

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Pima Point

2017 May 14
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Pima Point  like so many other sets is a pull off at the grand canyon along the south rim. The views are amazing and can only be seen to be believed. No picture does this place justice. 

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Scenic Overview

2017 May 12
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Scenic Overview  like so many other sets is a pull off at the grand canyon along the south rim. The views are amazing and can only be seen to be believed. No picture does this place justice. 

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Hopi Point

2017 May 10
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Hopi point like so many other sets is a pull off at the grand canyon along the south rim. The views are amazing and can only be seen to be believed. No picture does this place justice. 

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Lipan Point

2017 May 08
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Lipan point like so many other sets is a pull off at the grand canyon along the south rim. The views are amazing and can only be seen to be believed. No picture does this place justice. 

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Moran Point

2017 May 06
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Moran point like so many other sets is a pull off at the grand canyon along the south rim. The views are amazing and can only be seen to be believed. No picture does this place justice. 

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Navajo Point

2017 May 03
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This was one of the many spots that I stopped along driving the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Each one was so beautiful I was almost forced to pull off and take pictures. 

From this vantage point you are easily able to see the Colorado river and the desert view tower that I have already shared pictures from. 

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Grand View Point

2017 May 01
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This was one spot of many that we stopped at along the Grand Canyon Drive. Every stop offering a different angle and a wonderful view. It almost at times seemed like it was a painting with all the colors and beauty. 

You can see so many different layers of the earth and each layer offering its own look, it is just amazing how this was formed over millions of years. 

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Desert View Tower

2017 April 23
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The watchtower was the last of the series of Mary Colter-designed visitor concession structures at the Grand Canyon until her renovation of the Bright Angel Lodge in 1935. The tower was designed to resemble an Ancient Pueblo Peoples watchtower, but its size dwarfs any known Pueblan-built tower. The closest prototypes for such a structure may be found at Hovenweep National Monument. The structure is composed of a circular coursed masonry tower rising from a rubble base. The base was intentionally designed to convey a partly ruinous appearance, perhaps of an older structure on which the watchtower was later built. The base is arranged within a large circle with the tower to the north. Tiny windows are irregularly disposed, some of which are themselves irregular in shape. The main space is the Kiva Room in the base structure, apparently roofed with logs that were salvaged from the old Grandview Hotel. The ceiling is a false structure concealing the roof structure that supports an observation deck. The Kiva Room features a fireplace with a large picture window directly above where the chimney would ordinarily go. Smoke is drawn away through an offset, concealed flue. The room still contains its original furnishings, which are part of the historic designation. A separate, apparently ruinous structure was actually built in that form to provide a storage place for firewood.

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Grand Canyon

2017 April 21
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The Grand Canyon (Hopi: Ongtupqa; Yavapai: Wi:kaʼi:la, Navajo: Tsékooh Hatsoh, Spanish: Gran Cañón) is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona in North America. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, the Havasupai people and the Navajo Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters). Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While some aspects about the history of incision of the canyon are debated by geologists, several recent studies support the hypothesis that the Colorado River established its course through the area about 5 to 6 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River has driven the down-cutting of the tributaries and retreat of the cliffs, simultaneously deepening and widening the canyon.

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Desert Botanical Garden

2017 April 19
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The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acres (57 ha) botanical garden located in Papago Park, at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, central Arizona.

Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937 and established at this site in 1939, the garden now has more than 21,000 plants, in more than 4000 taxa, one-third of which are native to the area, including 139 species which are rare, threatened or endangered.

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Devils Bridge Set 3

2017 April 17
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Here is the final set of pictures from Devils Bridge.

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Devils Bridge Set 2

2017 April 15
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Here is the second set of pictures from Devils Bridge.

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Devils Bridge

2017 April 13
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Devil's Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch in the Sedona area. Don't let its name fool you: it's one of the most heavenly sights in an area famous for them.

From a trailhead elevation of 4,600 feet, there's a mere 400 foot climb in altitude during this moderately difficult, 1.8-mile round trip trek. The journey to reach the top won't leave you breathless -- but we would never say the same about the views you'll witness when you finally get there.

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